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Ubi Soft Launches New 'Warlords IV: Heroes Of Etheria' Website

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 2:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today launched a new website for the upcoming turn-based strategy game, Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria. The new site lets Warlords fans get the latest information on the game, download media such as screen shots, movies, and Warlords-themed wallpapers, and connect with other players.

Majesco Launches 'BlowOut' Website

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 1:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

BlowOut, a next-generation, 3D side-scrolling shooter arriving this Fall gets a new home on the web, as Majesco launches the official BlowOut Web site. The site will offer an exciting array of features such as a "Shoutbox" section giving gamers the opportunity to chat in real-time, downloadable movies, screen shots, and special character art designed by the famed Yasushi Nirasawa, who is best known for designing demonic creatures for top video games, including Soul Calibur and has worked on character designs in movies such as Final Fantasy and Men in Black. Via BlowOut's user-friendly level editor, gamers can create and upload their own levels, or download pre-designed levels from the developer. BlowOut is a pick-up-and-play, side-scrolling combat action game that uses 3D character models and will be shipping this October 2003 for PS2, Xbox, and PC.

Strategy First Signs 'World War II: Frontline Command'

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 1:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First Inc and developer The Bitmap Brothers have teamed up to bring World War II: Frontline Command to the North American gamer just in time for summer. Read more for additional information and features ...

'Pirates of the Caribbean' (PC/Xbox) Website Launched

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 1:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks is pleased to announce that the official Pirates of the Caribbean Web site has been launched. The site features game information, new Xbox and PC screenshots, and more. Created by an outstanding team of developers at Akella in partnership with Bethesda Softworks, Pirates of the Caribbean is a role-playing game on land and sea scheduled for release this June. Inspired by one of this summer’s most anticipated blockbusters, the Pirates of the Caribbean game features stunning graphics, deep role-playing elements, and thrilling quests, and provides a unique opportunity to prove your mettle against the legendary buccaneers of the Caribbean. Read more to check out the new screens.

'Arx Fatalis' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 10:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Arx Fatalis is a first-person RPG, which plunges players into an amazingly complex fantasy-world of trolls, goblins and ‘Snake-women’. Creating weapons, solving puzzles and completing amazing quests, gamers become heroes as they battle in an evil world. Players will also need to master a unique real-time magic system to cast more than 50 different spells based on 20 different runes. DreamCatcher has send us a few impressive looking exclusive screens, check them out!

'Mafia' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mafia is a 3D action game, seen through the eyes of third person. Player assumes the role of a gangster in an American town of the thirties, and gets a chance to live through gangsters rise and fall. In a spell-bounding story of human hunger for power, he will be able to live through everything that was taking place in underworld during this stormy period: mad car chases, bootlegging, assassinations, and bank robberies. Take2/Illusion Softworks have released a new patch for their 3D action game. Read more for download links ...

'Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy' (PC/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 10:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Continuing the epic legacy of the critically and commercially acclaimed Jedi Knight action game series, LucasArts announces Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy for Windows PC and the Xbox. Expected for release fall 2003, this latest chapter in one of interactive entertainment's most celebrated game series extends the partnership between LucasArts and Activision, Inc., through its developer Raven Software. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is the follow up to Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, the best selling premium priced PC game in America, United Kingdom, and Germany upon initial release in 2002. Read more for additional details and some screens ...

'One Must Fall: Battlegrounds' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Diversions Entertainment, Inc's One Must Fall: Battlegrounds will ship in Q2 2003. One Must Fall: Battlegrounds promises to deliver the next-generation of hand-to-hand robot action-combat bringing players the most intense and visually stunning 3D fighter on the PC. Building on the growing popularity of PC fighting games, One Must Fall: Battlegrounds features unique, out-of-this-world characters; stunningly detailed graphics; lightning-paced and fluid gameplay; and a unique 3rd person fighting point of view. Today we got some more nifty screens and a game trailer...

Codemasters Snags 'American Idol' (PS2/PC) License - Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The worldwide interactive video game publishing rights to "American Idol," the smash-hit reality television show, have been secured by game publisher Codemasters. Under the license from FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment, joint owners of the blockbuster reality entertainment format, Codemasters will launch an "American Idol" video game this fall for the PlayStation 2 and PC. Read more for details and a few screens ...

'Apocalyptica' (Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 8:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami of Europe has reaffirmed its commitment to PC and the Xbox with the announcement of Apocalyptica - an epic tale of the battle between good and evil set in a desolate 3D game world. The PC game will be released in September, with the Xbox version to follow. Overseen by Konami's new European development studio and created by Telford-based Extreme FX, Apocalyptica is a stunning third-person action title, set in a bleak future. As his power grows, Satan stands on the cusp of universal domination, with his unholy troops swarming across the galaxy like a plague.